Morzine, land of trail!


  •  - © Vlt Photography
You've all been waiting for it, the Trail des Hauts-Forts is back in Morzine on Saturday 6 August 2022.

This not-to-be-missed event will offer you a mountain course linking Morzine to Avoriaz at an altitude of 1800m. The Hauts-Forts trail will take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Portes du Soleil.

Get your trail bag ready, take out your poles, put on your shoes and set off on an extraordinary challenge on a course that is both difficult and demanding, marked by its technical nature and above all by its steep gradients (between 1900 and 3800m). The absence of refreshments and the fact that you will be self-sufficient in food will help you to surpass your limits.
In total, 4 races will be offered:
  • Les Hauts-Forts (51km and D+3850) our flagship race
  • Le Fornet (40km and D+3040) to test the course before taking on the big one
  • Les Mines d'Or (23km and D+1950) the most popular
  • Le Relais des Contrebandiers (30km / 21km and D+2100 / D+1740) the THF that is shared between 2 people
The 4 races of the Trail des Hauts Forts earn ITRA points.
They are also registered on the UTMB® WORLD SERIES QUALIFIERS list. Finishing one of the Trail des Hauts Forts races will allow you to update your UTMB® Index and to have privileged access to the UTMB® World Series Events and UTMB® World Series Majors such as: exclusive pre-registration period, better rates, access to the draw for the races that are sold out. So if you are tempted by the adventure, don't hesitate to sign up just right here.
  • Trail with friends	 - © Sylvain Cochard
  • Sunset Trail - © Sylvain Cochard
As a matter of fact, Morzine-Avoriaz is above all an incredibly dynamic destination in summer (as in winter). A multitude of activities for a dynamic holiday with family or friends, marked trail routes for all levels.

Starting right in the centre of the village, Morzine offers itineraries that also use the ski lifts to avoid the steep gradients at the beginning of the outing and go directly to the ridge lines with their 360° panoramas, such as the following two tracks:
  • Trail des crêtes de Super Morzine (14km for 280m of positive difference in altitude).
    From the centre of the resort, take the Super Morzine cable car and then the Zore chairlift. A magnificent route on the ridges with a view of the Dents du Midi awaits you. The trail continues towards Avoriaz before descending gently to your starting point.
  • Avoriaz - Morzinette trail (9km for 275m of positive difference in altitude)
    Board a shuttle bus to Les Prodains and take the cable car directly to Avoriaz. The downhill route first winds through the mountain pastures with a privileged view of the highest point of the Portes du Soleil. It then descends to Morzinette and finishes through a lovely wooded area with a return to the church square.
The Morzine-Avoriaz Tourist Office has detailed its entire range of mountain running activities on its dedicated trail website: Morzine Mountain Running. On this website, you can find details of dedicated routes (with a map of the route, profile and detailed description) for all levels, a briefing on the permanent specific marking, multi-support topos, ideas for discovery outings, a calendar of upcoming races around the resort... In short, nothing has been forgotten.

If you'd like to chat with other trail runners, you can also join our Facebook group dedicated to trail running in Morzine.

Morzine is undoubtedly THE destination for trail runners, nature lovers and landscape enthusiasts.
  • Trail session	 - © P.Verticale - T.Nallet